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Seashell Pictures

Updated on August 20, 2014

Enjoy Beautiful Seashell Pictures

Seashells may be the cast off of snails and sea creatures, but for many of us they are part of the natural beauty that attracts us to the water. From the Bivalved to Gastropod shells, we relish their unique shapes, intricate patterns, and colorful displays. We can spend hours collecting them, and many, many more hours admiring them after the fact. Even for those of us who live hundreds or thousands of miles away from the beach, these tiny remnants stir fond memories.

On this page you'll find seashell pictures; just another way of enjoying them no matter where you are.

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This photograph showcases the wonderful texture of a starfish, washed up onto the beach. It's a perfect, flawless treasure any beachcomber would be proud to display.

The second in a series about seaside treasures, this image features a welk shell. While somewhat common in the world of shells, no collection is complete without these delicate beauties.

This image reveals only the top portion of a perfect seashell, making it difficult to identify. But it's swirled crown and rounded body may indicate it's a Scotch Bonnet or Nutmeg. Certainly a pretty find in either case.

This seashell picture features an Urchin shell with a Scallop in the background. Both shells rest on undistrubed sand, just waiting for a beachcomber to delight in their perfection. A lovely photo that captures true colors without the glare of the sun to mute them.

The relentless surf has swirled the sand into this conch, securing it on the white sands. The viewer can see the foaming waves approaching with the turquoise waters and deep blue sky providing a beautiful backdrop. This image is one that is sure to produce a longing for the warm waters of a tropical beach.

William Swartz is the photographer but the location is not identified.

This image was taken along a sun kissed beach on Dauphin Island, Alabama USA. It features a starfish, a cone shell, and a variety of other shells resting in the warm sand.

This image appears to show a collection of flawless seashells, probably the bounty from many hours of beachcombing. A starfish is the center of attention, but the haul offers a rich variety.

Michele Westmorland captured this seashell picture.

This photo appears to show a loving display comprised of some of the tiniest treasures harvested on a day at the beach. A happy memory, and a touch of nature to enjoy even when thousands of miles away.

This seashell picture gives us a peek at a cluster of mulitcolored seashells resting just beneath the water's surface in a shallow tidal pool. The sun and undulating waters interacting with the various seashell patterns, creates a mesmerizing show for viewers. Jeff Friesen is the photographer and the shells include a "Shark's Eye".

On a sandy shore, these colorful scallop shells rest in a cluster. This image was created by photographer Ralph Lee Hopkins.

A conche lies on the beach, wrapped in foam from the surf but not yet swept away by the incoming tide in this photo captured by photographer Ruth Burke.

This seashell picture contrasts the textures and patterns of various msall seashells and stones. Laurent Pinsard is the photographer.

Photographer Heather Johnston created this image of a small collection of cockle shells and a starfish. The muted background is reminiscent of the beach itself, a perfect palette for highlighting the beauty of seashells.

Perfect for framing, this image gives another look at the lovely swirled pattern of many Gastropod seashells. This one may be a Scotch Bonnet as well, with a Cockle shell resting nearby.

Sondra Wampler is the photographer.

This photograph provides a wonderful display of the warm tones found in so many sundrenched shells. Phototgrapher Mick Bird captured this image.

This large conch has resisted the pull of the restless surf. Holding it's ground, the ocean water is beginning to wash the sand away. For now it stays, basking in the warmth of the sun.

Georg Oze is the photographer. The image appears to have been taken along Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman.

This photo showcases a tray filled with booty from a beachcombing expedition. With a variety of shapes, sizes, and warm tones these seashells can be enjoyed for their beauty and studied for their diversity.

Jean-Michel Labat is the photographer.

Photographer Sondra Wampler created this artistic piece as well. With an abandoed shell resting in the sand, this image gives the impression of a colder, winter day or perhaps merely a stormy one.

Photographer James Davidson gives us this image of a welk lying on a bed of sand and crushed seashells surrounded by deep aquamarine waters.

This colorful, artistic piece was created by photographer Laurent Pinsard. With a combination of a scallop, cockle, and cone shells, it makes a visual feast of the varied patterns and colors.

With more muted tones, and even the undersides of seashells, this image provides a softer, more relaxed feel. Photogrpaher Abbey Rex captured this collection.

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      6 years ago

      amazing photo

    • GreenfireWiseWo profile image


      7 years ago

      Absolutely beautiful- thank you.

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      7 years ago


    • Blackspaniel1 profile image


      8 years ago

      very nice images

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      8 years ago

      I Liked reading this page with beautiful pictures.

      Cheers and many more shelling !!!


    • Sea0tter profile image


      8 years ago

      Absolutely stunning photos!

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      Linda Hoxie 

      8 years ago from Idaho

      Beautiful photos, I love the way this page was designed too, well done!

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      Indigo Janson 

      8 years ago from UK

      What a lovely selection of Seashell pictures and so beautifully presented, I could almost hear the ocean in here!

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      8 years ago

      A "Life" live in them,

      May we never forget or take it for granted.

      Meditate awhile about 'their time' they existed,

      ...and now long gone, they leave their outer glory for us to admire.

      There is a lesson in this. BG

    • hlkljgk profile image


      8 years ago from Western Mass

      so serene and lovely. :)

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      9 years ago

      Seashells are so beautiful to look at. I have always loved them.

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      9 years ago

      Always loved seashells. As a child in Scotland I use to take my bucket and go along the beach looking for them. Always had to listen to the sea in the shell before I put it in my bucket. Thanks for the lens.


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